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Any of you guys using a TP Mills Putter?


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#1 dbbowen2

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 11:04 AM

I currently Game a Scotty Circa no 2. Would really like to have the original. Do any of you guys game a TP mills? I was looking at the softtail. Whats the story on these? How is the custom process like?


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Posted 26 October 2018 - 11:42 AM

made out of tuscaloosa alabama. use to make putters with multiple OEMs. takes a little while to make the putters but can customise it which ever way you want

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 11:44 AM

View Posthrmgolf72, on 26 October 2018 - 11:42 AM, said:

made out of tuscaloosa alabama. use to make putters with multiple OEMs. takes a little while to make the putters but can customise it which ever way you want

Thanks, I have been trying to do some research on them. The OEM putters seem pretty light, and then teh customs very heavy. Just wondering if anyone has been gaming a custom. Seems like a better route for me as I am not looking for a dalehead or anser style putter.
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Posted 27 October 2018 - 04:22 AM

I've had 4 or 5 Softails. My fave shape of all time. I've been looking on ebay to see if another in Stainless with flange sight-line appears......... :-)

The quality, craftsmanship and legend behind the brand is unquestionable.

I stupidly sold my first, a couple were for collection purposes only: and the last i had Custom Made. I got David to go a little too heavy on the milling on the custom - making it feel / sound too soft for my liking [NOT his fault at all !!!] and promptly sold that too.

To be fair; whilst admitting the putters are fantastic and loving absolutely everything about them - i found the whole custom process too lengthy and draw-out to contemplate getting another. right now. Which in an ideal World is what i'd have done a while ago. Being in the UK doesn't help that timescale of course....

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:11 PM

Have you tried the old professional series line? Those heads were around 350g, which to me are on the heavier side.  What head weight are you looking for?


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:00 PM

David's putters are hidden gems, way better than most and most of his work are his designs, not remakes of others.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:43 PM

David is his father make a putter. I own Spalding TPM 3 and TPM 4. They are great putters. I enjoyed.

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 10:41 AM

View Postsevenfourate, on 27 October 2018 - 04:22 AM, said:

I've had 4 or 5 Softails. My fave shape of all time. I've been looking on ebay to see if another in Stainless with flange sight-line appears......... :-)

The quality, craftsmanship and legend behind the brand is unquestionable.

I stupidly sold my first, a couple were for collection purposes only: and the last i had Custom Made. I got David to go a little too heavy on the milling on the custom - making it feel / sound too soft for my liking [NOT his fault at all !!!] and promptly sold that too.

To be fair; whilst admitting the putters are fantastic and loving absolutely everything about them - i found the whole custom process too lengthy and draw-out to contemplate getting another. right now. Which in an ideal World is what i'd have done a while ago. Being in the UK doesn't help that timescale of course....

IF you're thinking of getting a Custom done - now (Winter) is the time !!! And if you have more patience than me - you will NOT regret it i promise.

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I am looking at going with one of the customs next year. I dont think Ill be too worried about how long it takes if the putter looks like the one you posted! What a beauty!!!

View Postrt301, on 30 October 2018 - 05:11 PM, said:

Have you tried the old professional series line? Those heads were around 350g, which to me are on the heavier side.  What head weight are you looking for?

I currently am using a Circa 62 no 2 at 330 grams. I have to use a really light weight grip on it due to the light head weight. I am looking for 340 grams, or maybe even 350. I feel like anything heavier than that would be a little much for me. Im a pingman grip user and it might make the swing weight something crazy! I havent tried the professional series line. Ill look into it!

View Postoneaugusta, on 30 October 2018 - 06:00 PM, said:

David's putters are hidden gems, way better than most and most of his work are his designs, not remakes of others.

Someone say SoftTail!

Sweet Jesus. That has got to be one of the greatest putters I have seen in my life. Did you go the custom route with that? How was the experience? The cavity looks different on yours than the ones I have been seeing. Was this custom as well? Im trying to decide between the 304 ss and carbon steel. I am currently using a black ox carbon circa 62 and love the feel. Never used anything in 304 stainless though!

View PostOpinder, on 30 October 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

David is his father make a putter. I own Spalding TPM 3 and TPM 4. They are great putters. I enjoyed.


Those are the first ones I saw. Off topic... How is your putter making coming?

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:51 AM

I have never had or tried a softail. I have only this one Mills Putter. 33/350" Fleetwood. Great looking and feeling putter. I got this putter from Jay probably (10) years ago maybe. I really like it a lot,  although I have only used it on a couple of occasions as I wanted to keep it as new as possible.


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Posted 31 October 2018 - 12:40 PM

The flow neck is just so perfect looking...

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 11:11 PM

View PostOpinder, on 30 October 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

David is his father make a putter. I own Spalding TPM 3 and TPM 4. They are great putters. I enjoyed.

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Those are the first ones I saw. Off topic... How is your putter making coming?


I'm not experienced craftmaster putter. I tried my first time on custom putter stainless steel bar. I make my custom putter by myself handmake.
I've some equipment...stand drilling, files and metal saw cut.  Very risky.

I make it (lol). Stainless steel is a very tough metal!!


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 05:42 AM

I agree with Larry that David's putters are gems - and second to none. I have a few Custom Mades in rotation and they are all a joy to putt with - and get the ball in the hole. I am in Sydney and even so, the custom process was no drag. David is a GREAT guy to deal with and the wait was not too bad at all - there is a wait for anything custom made.

get David to make you up a Carbon Soft Tail or a Ming in your desired specs and finish and I guarantee you will be one happy customer.  :-)

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:34 PM

I play a TP Mills Anvil and really like it, this putter has excellent soft feel and looks great at address.  I like Scotty’s but after playing the Mills I would not go back.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 11:46 AM

View Postharbor17, on 04 November 2018 - 10:34 PM, said:

I play a TP Mills Anvil and really like it, this putter has excellent soft feel and looks great at address.  I like Scotty’s but after playing the Mills I would not go back.


I'm basically using a Scotty Softtail clone. The Circa 62 no 2. I like the looks of the original MUCH better! I do like the idea of getting a 340 gram head too!
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 03:35 PM

I looking regrip TP Mills grip putter.  My putters spalding TP Mills grips are original and dry cracked. I thought it's okay.

I found it  Red TP Mills grip was $10 price but shipping is an expensive.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 04:35 PM

No logo on front grip putter.

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:18 PM

I LOVE my Sycamore with GSS insert, the only one I've ever seen and I believe the only one that didn't get shipped to Korea.

I had my Softtail custom made this last winter with a pencil shaft.  It is easily the softest putter I have ever hit.

My experience with ordering from David was mixed.  My first order didn't get completed as I had requested, so he made me the Softtail to make up for it and only asked me to pay the shipping for the 2nd putter.  I ended up selling the first one and kept the Softtail.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 06:11 AM

I need to owned something custom from Mills.
I have  a Spaulding TPM 1 and have hit a 12 which may have been the softest carbon Putter I have hit aside from a  Mizuno Mills I had at one point.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 10:13 PM

I had David make me a putter a few years back. What he delivered was a work fo art. While my stroke didn't end up getting along with it, I have nothing but good things to say about working with him. It isn't as smooth as larger shops are but you are dealing with the man himself. Price is certainly subjective but I thought it was reasonable for what I got.
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:40 AM

I've owned a couple of Soft Tails - beautiful putters.

I now have a Huey, which is a medium sized mallet - beautiful putter with a flow neck and 1/4 offset, 360g copper look and GSS. Stunning. Head feel is a bit heavy so I'm putting in some counterbalancing for a lighter swingweight - it's more of a balance issue - too heavy and you force tempo, too light in the head and it's too fast.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:41 AM

View Postartsmart73, on 11 November 2018 - 06:11 AM, said:

I need to owned something custom from Mills.
I have  a Spaulding TPM 1 and have hit a 12 which may have been the softest carbon Putter I have hit aside from a  Mizuno Mills I had at one point.
I have a tour issued T.P.Mills.  Easily the best feeling putter I have ever owned.  Worth the money if you can find one.

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